Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, January 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1972
1-Month
4.27"
(108.46mm)
3.91"
(99.31mm)
0.36"
(9.15mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1971 1907
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1937
Ties: 1971
Dec 1971–Jan 1972
2-Month
6.54"
(166.12mm)
7.60"
(193.04mm)
-1.06"
(-26.92mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1969 1956
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1937
Nov 1971–Jan 1972
3-Month
9.06"
(230.12mm)
10.64"
(270.26mm)
-1.58"
(-40.14mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1967 1934
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2010
Oct 1971–Jan 1972
4-Month
17.79"
(451.87mm)
13.93"
(353.82mm)
3.86"
(98.05mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2016
Sep 1971–Jan 1972
5-Month
22.27"
(565.66mm)
18.18"
(461.77mm)
4.09"
(103.89mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Aug 1971–Jan 1972
6-Month
28.29"
(718.57mm)
23.45"
(595.63mm)
4.84"
(122.94mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Jul 1971–Jan 1972
7-Month
34.54"
(877.32mm)
29.11"
(739.39mm)
5.43"
(137.93mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1971 2008
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Jun 1971–Jan 1972
8-Month
38.10"
(967.74mm)
33.70"
(855.98mm)
4.40"
(111.76mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
May 1971–Jan 1972
9-Month
43.36"
(1,101.34mm)
37.69"
(957.33mm)
5.67"
(144.01mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1971 2008
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Apr 1971–Jan 1972
10-Month
46.48"
(1,180.59mm)
41.22"
(1,046.99mm)
5.26"
(133.60mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1971 2008
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Mar 1971–Jan 1972
11-Month
51.43"
(1,306.32mm)
45.52"
(1,156.21mm)
5.91"
(150.11mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1971 2008
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Feb 1971–Jan 1972
12-Month
56.41"
(1,432.81mm)
49.38"
(1,254.25mm)
7.03"
(178.56mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1971 2008
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Aug 1970–Jan 1972
18-Month
79.01"
(2,006.85mm)
72.72"
(1,847.09mm)
6.29"
(159.76mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1927
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1930
Feb 1970–Jan 1972
24-Month
102.16"
(2,594.86mm)
98.78"
(2,509.01mm)
3.38"
(85.85mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1927
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1963 1930
Feb 1969–Jan 1972
36-Month
152.17"
(3,865.12mm)
148.16"
(3,763.26mm)
4.01"
(101.86mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1971 1928
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 2019
Feb 1968–Jan 1972
48-Month
192.29"
(4,884.17mm)
197.50"
(5,016.50mm)
-5.21"
(-132.33mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1968 2019
Feb 1967–Jan 1972
60-Month
241.09"
(6,123.69mm)
246.77"
(6,267.96mm)
-5.68"
(-144.27mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1971 1935
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1967 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 20, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/